Japan to Test Welcoming Travelers from Thailand, US and More This Month

Japan is poised to welcome inbound tourists again, with a trial project due to begin this month, the Japan Tourism Agency said on Tuesday.

The Japanese government expects to launch a trial project for accepting triple-vaccinated foreign travelers this month, ahead of its planned June relaxing of COVID-19 border control restrictions.

Tourists from the United States, Australia, Thailand, and Singapore will be welcomed first, in order to test the effectiveness of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.